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15 Jun 2004

Bulimie
Ek bedryf 'n dieetkliniek - 'n bulimie lyer wil nou by my aansluit,
sy is matig oorgewig. Kan u my bedien met raad om haar korrek te help asb.
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01 Jan 0001

Engela, dealing properly with an Eating Disorder like Bulimia is very difficult even for fully trained psychiatrists, and such patients can be very manipulative and deceptive, too. So, congratulations on recognizing that you would almost certainly be out of your depth in trying to deal with this sort of problem --- what she needs isn't a diet program, but psychological assistance and a full programme worked out by a specalist, so if I were you, I'd refer her to an Eating Disorders clinic at one of the medical schools, or to a private psychiatrist with a special interest in such disorders, and explain that what she needs is beyond the capacity of a diet clinic to handle. If she had appendicitos, it wouldn't be wise to ask a surgeon to talk you through the necessary operation, but you'd send her to the surgeon --- the same applies here.
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